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2017 Layla Chardonnay

2017 Layla Chardonnay

SKU: HJEL1

The 2017 Layla Chardonnay has opposing elements of minerality and creaminess make this an outstanding, complex wine.  The aromas and flavours of lemon pith, chamomile, just ripe nectarine and apricot are underlain by fine grained, smoky oak.  

 

The restraint on this wine suggests it will continue to age and improve in bottle.  While waiting for the magic to happen, enjoy the wine now with a classic – freshly shucked oysters with a dot of green apple granita.  

 

Rated 94 points by James Halliday   WOW Factor Whites Selection 2018

 

  • Style

    Dry White

  • Size

    750 ml

     

  • Packing

    6 bottles per carton

     

  • Description

    The 2017 Layla Chardonnay was hand harvested on 3 March.  The grapes were whole bunch pressed and the free run and pressings separated for fermentation.  After chilling, 50% of the unsettled juice was placed in 500 litre puncheons and 228 litre barriques for fermentation.  At the end of fermentation, the wine was left on yeast lees for 8 months.  The lees were stirred weekly.  The remaining juice was fermented in tank to retain the fresh aromas and flavours of the variety.  This wine also remained on yeast lees for an extended period of time.  The wine was blended and bottled in October 2017.

  • Tasting Note

     The aromas and flavours of lemon pith, chamomile, just ripe nectarine and apricot are underlain by fine grained, smoky oak.  

  • Details

    Alcohol: 12.9% | pH: 3.32 | TA: 6.9g/L | Dozen Produced: 430

  • Accolades

    Rated 94 points by James Halliday   

    WOW Factor Whites Selection 2018

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